Akston Biosciences Announces Positive Top-Line Data From Phase II Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in the Netherlands


Two 45 μg doses and single 90 μg of protein subunit vaccine AKS-452 were generally well-tolerated and showed robust neutralizing antibody titers Primary immunogenicity endpoints were met Vaccine is shelf stable for at least 6 months at 25° C (77° F) Phase II/III trial starting in India Excerpt from the Press Release: BEVERLY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Akston…

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Vincerx Pharma Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of VIP152 in Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Richter Syndrome


Excerpt from the Press Release: PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vincerx Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: VINC), a biopharmaceutical company aspiring to address the unmet medical needs of patients with cancer through paradigm-shifting therapeutics, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the Company’s Phase 1 dose-escalation study of VIP152 in…

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EVUSHELD long-acting antibody combination retains neutralizing activity against Omicron variant in independent FDA study


Only antibody authorized in the US for pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 Excerpt from the Press Release: WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca’s EVUSHELD (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab), a long-acting antibody combination for the prevention of COVID-19, retained neutralizing activity against the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant (B.1.1.529), according to new preclinical data. In this study,EVUSHELD’s Inhibitory Concentration 50 (IC50), a measure…

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Vaxart to Test Cross-Reactivity of its COVID-19 Oral Tablet Vaccine Against Omicron


Cross-reactivity will be assessed using samples from Phase II clinical participants and in a parallel animal challenge study Oral tablet’s immunogenicity profile suggests it may provide cross-protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants, including Omicron Excerpt from the Press Release: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) said today it plans to…

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nference and Mayo Clinic Study Confirms Effectiveness of Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccines Against COVID-19 Alpha and Delta Variants


A retrospective comparative study confirmed that both vaccines provide strong protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. Excerpt from the Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — nference, the AI-driven health technology company, announced today publication of a peer-reviewed study in Med that analyzed Mayo Clinic based data with nference artificial intelligence (AI) software to…

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Abpro Reports Its ABP 310 COVID Antibody Retains Neutralization Activity Against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant


Preclinical pseudovirus data and structural modeling shows ABP 310 retains activity and potency against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant mutations ABP 310 EUA possible as early as 2022 Excerpt from the Press Release: WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Abpro Corporation, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing next-generation antibody therapies, today shared an assessment of…

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NRx Pharmaceuticals and Hungarian Health Officials Agree on Pathway for ZYESAMI® and BriLife COVID-19 Vaccine Trials


NRx and Hungary Agree on Regulatory Path for Emergency Use of ZYESAMI Hungary to Serve as First European Nation for the Registrational Phase 2b/3 BriLife COVID Vaccine Trial Excerpt from the Press Release: BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: NRXP) today announced the conclusion of high-level meetings in Hungary that are expected to…

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A New Class of Antiviral Therapy Could Treat COVID-19


Excerpt from the Press Release: As the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutates, new variants emerge that can better evade immunity and spread more widely. This causes an ongoing race, in which scientists and pharmaceutical companies must continually test and adapt vaccines to keep up with the latest variant of the virus. This is similar to how the…

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Ontario Brain Institute Releases Large Dementia Dataset to Further Accelerate Brain Research, Discovery, and Innovation through Brain-CODE, an Open Science Data Platform


Excerpt from the Press Release: One of the more pressing calls-to-action in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the need to facilitate more accessible, effective, and seamless data sharing across the worldwide research community. The Ontario Brain Institute’s neuroinformatics platform, Brain-CODE, is achieving just that for global brain disorder research – recently launching their third clinical…

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Immunome seeks OK to begin human testing of Covid-19 ‘cocktail,’ expects it to neutralize omicron


Excerpt from the Press Release: A Chester County biopharmaceutical company has submitted an application with the Food and Drug Administration to begin human testing of its experimental “antibody cocktail” as a Covid-19 treatment. Exton-based Immunome said Wednesday it expects its antibody cocktail, known as IMM-BCP-01, can neutralize the recently discovered omicron variant. “Immunome designed its…

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